Influences on the teaching of Arabic and Islamic studies in UK higher education: Connections and disconnections

Lisa Bernasek, John Canning

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Abstract

Middle Eastern Studies, modern foreign languages and Islamic Studies have been recognized by the UK government as strategically important subjects in higher education. Motivated by government concerns about lack of knowledge about the Middle East and the radicalization of British Muslims, this designation has complex implications for the teaching and learning of Arabic language and Islamic Studies. Factors influencing the teaching of these disciplines in the UK are characterized by connections and disconnections which are historical, political, geographical and motivational.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-275
Number of pages17
JournalArts and Humanities in Higher Education
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009

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Keywords

  • Arabic
  • Community languages
  • Islamic Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Strategically important subjects

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